Thank you to the Gaylord Opryland for providing accommodations and tickets to ICE!. All thoughts and words are my own.
Our family has always talked about going to see the lights at the Gaylord Opryland just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. We enjoy driving around and seeing our local light displays; we even once visited a display set to music. And the Gaylord Opryland also has other fun holiday events, like a Shrek Holiday Feast, ICE! Featuring Frosty the Snowman, shops, a nativity, and more.
So when the lovely folks at the hotel offered for us to come down and check out the ICE! Featuring Frosty the Snowman display, we of course accepted. I thought Bubbles would get a kick out of the brightly-colored ice figurines and spending a night on such a beautiful property sounded great, too. And as the Gaylord Opryland is within convenient driving distance from us, it was a good fit to go.
After checking in, we wound our way up through a beautiful indoor atrium in what is called the Cascades area. It’s aptly named as there’s actually a cascading waterfall on one side of the atrium. On the other is one the hotel’s main restaurants, the Cascades American Cafe. The dress is casual – the seating is open to the atrium – and upon check in it was the eatery recommended to us as one of the most family-friendly spots in the hotel.